Resisting the notion that there is a single English language arts curriculum that all schools can or should follow, this book focuses on processes for designing, implementing, and evaluating curriculums suited to the needs of individual schools and students. Part 1 of the book (The English Language Arts Curriculum in the 1990s), provides the theoretical underpinnings for this approach to curriculum. It begins with a historical overview of the evolution of English language arts programs. It then describes the origins of a "new English" that has been emerging over the past 3 decades and outlines its most promising characteristics. Part 2 of the book (Successful Curriculum Development in the En...
In this text a practical writing style and vivid examples introduce teaching language arts. The text covers the traditional skill-based approach, and stresses the need for meeting the developmental needs of students (that is, the learning process as it relates to constructivism), product and content (a student's answer or conclusion), and assessment related to state standards. This edition follows the six English (Language Arts) standards established by IRA/NCTE.
(back cover) Books in this series introduce students to the assessment exams given by the New York State Board of Regents in schools throughout the state. These manuals offer comprehensive subject reviews to familiarize students with the actual test and prepare them to do their best on exam day. NEW YORK STATE GRADE 6 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEST Two full-length practice exams with answers Additional questions with answers for practice and review Descriptions of literary genres A glossary of literary terms A helpful sample scoring rubric.
First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S. jargon. Areas dealt with range from marketing to medicine, from advertising to artificial intelligence and from skiing to sociology. This is a fascinating resource for students of lexicography and professional lexicographers, as well as the general inquisitive reader.
The LOS is a comprehensive, observation-based assessment tool for language arts teachers, reading specialists, English as Second Language (ESL) teachers, and curriculum directors. LOS helps evaluate students' current performance levels and identify specific goals and objectives that will provide a foundation for the development of appropriate instructional or intervention plans. It consists of 312 objectives and 69 long-term goals divided into nine subscales that comprise the typical components of language arts curricula.
"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first academic standards to be independently adopted by almost every state in the country. The purpose and intent of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA), as well as Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science Education, are the focus of this book. Each of the chapters addresses one of the major English Language Arts domains: literature, informational texts, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, technology, and assessment. The objective of the chapters is twofold: to provide a theoretical background and detailed explanation of each of the CCSS/ELA standards, as well as practical suggestions, classroom vignettes, models, instructional resources, and unit ideas to implement the standards"--